Microsoft Student Advantage Program
Students (Grades 3-12) and Staff can download Microsoft Office Pro Plus at no charge on up to FIVE personal devices - Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android.
According to a 2013 study by IDC, employers are looking for candidates that have 20 specific skills for high-growth, high-wage occupations. Coming in at number 3 on this list is proficiency with Microsoft Office, with proficiency with PowerPoint and Word specifically highlighted at #11 and #13 on the list. In fact, Microsoft Office skills were sought after five times more than any other productivity tools. As of October 2014, the job market in Maryland is very strong with over 7200+ openings preferring or requiring Microsoft skills.
Because Office is such a highly valued skillset with employers, students who use Office 365 will have the most up-to-date versions of the productivity tools they need to excel in the classroom and the workforce.
Wicomico County Public Schools is proud to announce the new Microsoft Student Advantage Program to students and parents. This program provides free access to Office 365 Pro Plus for students enrolled in school districts that purchase enterprise-level licenses. Wicomico County Public Schools meets this requirement!
Any student, 3rd grade or higher, who is currently enrolled in the Wicomico County Public Schools is eligible and may download and install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices (PC, MAC, and/or mobile device).
Wicomico County Schools is co-announcing the Comcast Internet Essentials program with Student Advantage. For families in the Free and Reduced Lunch program, Internet essentials offers $9.95/month internet plus the ability to make a one-time purchase of a PC for $150. We believe that Student Advantage + Internet Essentials + Internet Access from home is a powerful combination that can contribute to student achievement and help close the digital divide in Wicomico County. If you know of anyone in the FARM program, please let them know. For schools with 70% FARM or higher, all families in that school are eligible. For more information on Internet Essentials, and to enroll, visit: http://www.internetessentials.com
Who Is Eligible for the Microsoft Student Advantage?
Any student, 3rd grade or higher, who is currently enrolled in the Wicomico County Public Schools is eligible to download and install Office 365 Pro applications on up to 5 devices (PC, MAC, and/or mobile device).
The Wicomico County Public Schools has created accounts for all students currently enrolled.